As an experienced and objective listener, I offer a safe place for clients seeking support, encouragement, and hope. Whether working through difficult life transitions, experiencing anxiety, depression or grief, needing to improve important relationships, or setting new career goals, I assist clients to find productive ways to think about and act upon their goals. By identifying ineffective patterns in relationships, family of origin issues, communication styles, or unexamined mental filters or scripts, I support each client as he/she has the courage to find new insights and to try new strategies that offer success and greater happiness.
In addition to my advanced training and experience with adult individuals, I have specialized training in couple and family counseling. When there are unresolved and persistent conflicts and rough times in important relationships, re-working how to think about and approach problems can be transformative......opportunities for healing and growth.
I'm trained to use many approaches and work hard to find what works best for each client. I honor each individual's strengths and personality style in building a unique solution based approach. Mindfulness training/practice is often especially helpful as part of the skill set clients develop.
Call or Email Joyce Tennison for a free consultation now - (919) 439-4945


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License No. and State: LPC-4156 North Carolina


  • Avg Cost (per session): $90 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: NBCC/National Certified Counselor
  • Member Since: 2001
  • Degree: California State University/LA/Masters Degree in Education
  • Year graduated: 1978


  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief
  • Family Conflict


  • Academic Underachievement
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Transgender Identity

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: ASL


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2015
Joyce Tennison, LPC, NCC, MS, MEd, EdS, Counselor in Chapel Hill

Joyce Tennison

Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS, MEd, EdS